- 1Strong sexual desire: he knew that his lust for her had returnedMore example sentences
sexual desire, sexual appetite, sexual longing, sexual passion, lustfulness, ardour, desire, passion; libido, sex drive, sexuality, biological urge; lechery, lecherousness, lasciviousness, lewdness, carnality, licentiousness, salaciousness, prurienceBritish • informal randiness
- I was definitely attracted to females, but I never felt this strong lust for them.
- She was hurt because she was letting herself fall for this man who probably felt nothing stronger than lust for her.
- A woman talks about her sexual experiences, her lust for celebrities and the self-discoveries inherent in simply living life.
- 1.1 [in singular] A passionate desire for something: a lust for powerMore example sentences
- Being a passionate bloke, Anderson has a lust for the game like few others.
- Written with a passion for humanity and a utopian lust for science, Metal and Flesh considers the status and future of the body in machine culture.
- Here's how to turn up the heat in your career, relationships, hobbies and health so that you can live with more passion - and develop a true lust for life!
- 1.2 (usually lusts) chiefly Theology A sensuous appetite regarded as sinful: lusts of the fleshMore example sentences
- He fully understands our human pride, our lusts, our ambitions… as well as the basic needs and desires of our flesh, mind, heart and soul.
- ‘Moral ‘no go’ areas are being created in our towns and cities for those who want to indulge their lusts.
- Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
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- 1Have strong sexual desire for someone: he really lusted after me in those daysMore example sentences
- Cinderella thought it was great to be desired and lusted after and said as much to her Mommie Dearest.
- Questioned about the suggestion Day had lusted after her, MacGregor replied: ‘I can't put Robin in the category of red-hot lovers.’
- I undressed them with my eyes, the girls that I met, I lusted after them with my thoughts.
- 1.1Have a strong desire for something: pregnant women lusting for pickles and ice creamMore example sentences
- Not, however, because we are too strong and proud, lusting for global dominion.
- We can never satisfy our innermost desire either by lusting to be, or lusting for, a perfect looking person.
- And why would designers (in my experience, generally not all that well read on politics and/or theology) be lusting for such conversations?
Old English (also in the sense 'pleasure, delight'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lust and German Lust.